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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Program Description:
The SPA 212 programs continues to be suspended for the Summer of 2021. It will be offered again for Summer 2022.

Wake Forest's Department of Spanish and Italian offers a summer program to complete the College language requirement in Salamanca, Spain. This is an ideal program for students who have completed SPA 153 or 154 on campus and are interested in achieving a higher degree of language proficiency and cultural knowledge. 

Students live with Spanish families selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca.

 
Wake Forest's Department of Spanish and Italian offers a summer program to complete the College language requirement in Salamanca, Spain. This is an ideal program for students who have completed SPA 153 or 154 on campus and are interested in achieving a higher degree of language proficiency and cultural knowledge. 

Students live with Spanish families selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca.
 
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Overview
The SPA 212 programs continues to be suspended for the Summer of 2021. It will be offered again for Summer 2022.


Wake Forest's Department of Spanish and Italian offers a summer program to complete the College language requirement in Salamanca, Spain. This is an ideal program for students who have completed SPA 153 or 154 on campus and are interested in achieving a higher degree of language proficiency and cultural knowledge. 

Students live with Spanish families selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca.
 
Location
Salamanca is a beautiful, historic university city approximately two hours from Madrid. Students are drawn to it not only for its stunning architecture, but also for its lively social atmosphere. Designated a University of Excellence for the Teaching of Spanish in 2017 by the European Union, the University of Salamanca is a summer destination for students from all over the world. Other cities in Spain are easily accessible from Salamanca. Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, and Barcelona are a few of the cities that students enjoy visiting.
 
Program Students on the program take SPA 212, which fulfills the university language requirement. A prerequisite of three semesters of Spanish or the equivalent (SPA 153 or 154) is required.
 
Faculty Andrew Echeverria
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Faculty Director for Summer en Salamanca 2022
551 Greene Hall
echeveal@wfu.edu

 
Accommodation Students may live with a Spanish family or may stay in a university residence hall.

The homestay allows for full cultural and language immersion. Families are selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca. Homestays include 3 meals/day and weekly laundry.  

The residence hall includes 3 meals/day and costs an additional fee of $200
Excursions Program excursions include two day trips. The first will be to the city of Segovia, where students will visit the Royal Fortress that inspired Walt Disney´s castle, a Roman aqueduct, the gardens of the Royal Palace of La Granja, and sample local cuisine.

The second day trip will be to the region of Arribes del Duero on the border of Spain and Portugal, where students will take a boat trip through a nature preserve, visit a winery, and sample local wines and ports.

Throughout the stay in Salamanca, students will tour sites around the city, including the 800-year-old University, the Old and New Cathedrals, a Jesuit Park, the Casa Lis Decorative Arts Museum and local hot chocolate shops. 

There will be two long weekends that may be used for personal travel. Students may stay in town, travel independently, or purchase a place on one of the overnight excursions for foreign students organized by the University of Salamanca.

The day trips to Segovia and the Arribes del Duero are an integral and mandatory part of the 212 program. Do not make plans for personal travel before consulting this calendar for the dates of these trips. 

 
Selection Students must be in good academic standing and have earned a grade of P (in pass/fail mode) or C (in grade mode) in SPA 153/154 to be eligible for the program. Students from all career paths are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to those with a serious commitment to language immersion.

Final Application Deadline: February 15
Early application is recommended. The program fills quickly and is limited to 18 students. 
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2019 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a small increase for summer 2020.
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.
Program Fee (estimated) - $2,350
Tuition (3 hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,500
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $500
Estimated total cost - $7,050
 
Scholarships Scholarships are available through GPS and from outside organizations. Find further information at: 
http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/funding/#Summer%20Scholarship Information
 
Contact
Andrew Echeverria
Faculty Director for Summer en Salamanca 2022
Assistant Professor of Spanish
551 Greene Hall
echeveal@wfu.edu



Kathryn Mayers

Program Director, Salamanca Programs
Department of Spanish and Italian
523 Greene Hall
Email: mayerskm@wfu.edu
Phone: 336.758.4739
Associate Professor of Spanish



Michael Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs
Center for Global Programs and Studies
116 Reynolda Hall
Phone: (336) 758 4072
E-mail: tysonmj@wfu.edu

 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.